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Elks Theatre deal falls through after potential owner 'did some due diligence'

Elks Theatre in Middletown is back on the market. An offer the borough received to buy the historic theater has fallen through, according to Ian Reddinger, chairman of the borough’s …

Suspects in murder of MAHS grad Dworchak officially heading to Dauphin County Court

Both defendants charged in the Sept. 4 murder of 18-year-old Torin Dworchak of Middletown are now officially headed to Dauphin County court. Nathaniel Gabri Acevedo, 20, of Harrisburg, whom …

World War II veterans honored at Mehaffie's annual breakfast, calls stories 'heart-wrenching'

Editor's note: Read much more about the event in Wednesday's Press & Journal About 300 veterans and active-duty personnel in the 106th Congressional District attended a veterans breakfast …

Middletown apartment building fined $2,000 for fire alarm issues; Judy says authorities don't want 'disaster on our hands'

A maximum fine of $1,000 each was imposed upon Woodlayne Court apartments in Middletown after District Judge David Judy found the complex guilty of two citations issued by the borough for having a …

Council rejects notion of serving alcohol at Christmas tree-lighting ceremony without a vote

Horse and carriage rides, food and hot chocolate and other attractions will all be part of Middletown’s Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 30. But not booze. Borough council saw to …

Middletown borough's finance director takes new job; Zartman got $15,000 raise last year to stay

Middletown borough is looking for a new finance director. Kevin Zartman, who has held the position since May 30, 2017, is resigning effective Nov. 20 to accept a job as a controller in the private …

Smith stepping down as Middletown athletic director, candidates to be interviewed soon

H. Clifford “Cliff” Smith, Middletown Area School District’s athletic director, is leaving the position after less than two 1/2 years on the job. Smith, who started here in …

Retired Middletown police officer works to honor U.S. soldiers buried in Netherlands — and he could use your help

Dale G. Rider was born in Mechanicsburg and served in the 314th Infantry Regiment of the 79th Infantry Division. William E. Zorger was from Landisville, Perry County, and served in the 335th …
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Local sports

Blue Raiders beat Lancaster Catholic to reach Saturday's district title game vs. Wyomissing

Lancaster Catholic rolled into Middletown’s War Memorial Stadium with a 10-1 record and the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s Section Three title in its pocket. The Crusaders were confident …

Kaylor’s best: His top 5 boys basketball players and MAHS game he witnessed

Robert A. Kaylor Jr.’s says his all-time favorite sport is basketball. “I haven’t missed a home game since 1958,” he said. He has seen hundreds and hundreds of …

After 7,441 games, Kaylor calls it quits; he worked as scorer and timekeeper for Middletown since 1969

Editor’s note: The following uses content that appeared on raiderweb.org as well as recent interviews with the Press & Journal. After 50 years, 7,441 games and countless memories, Robert …

MAHS volleyball earns first district win before falling to No. 1 seed Trinity

The Middletown volleyball team picked up its first district win ever on Oct. 29, a five-set nail-biter against Linville Hill Christian that went to extra points in the final set. “I was very …

Football Blue Raiders to play Lancaster Catholic in Class 3A playoffs

The Middletown football team now knows its opponent as it starts its journey toward a fourth straight state title game. The No. 2 seed Blue Raiders will play No. 3 seed Lancaster Catholic (10-1) …

Mini-stadium might be discussed by school board this week

Once again, the Middletown Area School Board will have to wait a little longer to review bid options for the school district’s planned synthetic turf mini-stadium complex. Originally, the …

Raiders wrap up 9-1 season with Palmyra win; Middletown will play host to playoff game

The Middletown varsity football team closed out its regular season with a 41-27 victory over host Palmyra on Friday night. At the same time, a win by Milton Hershey over Steelton-Highspire earned …

MAHS boys soccer team holds year-end banquet

Local news

Pond on Fulling Mill developer shows interest in Williams farm

The developer of the Pond on Fulling Mill — a 55-and-older residential community at the corner of Fulling Mill Road and Nissley Drive — said he’s interested in the adjacent 239-acre …

Work moving ahead on 87-unit Pond on Fulling Mill, for those 55 and older, in Lower Swatara Township

By Laura Hayes laurahayes@pressandjournal.com It’s been three years since the Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners approved the final land development plan for phase one of the Pond on …

Penn State students become the teachers at Fink; residency program helps them learn while lending hand in schools

Some students at Lyall J. Fink Elementary School and Middletown Area Middle School are getting a double-dose of teachers in the classroom. Four Penn State Harrisburg seniors are in the classroom …

Middletown native to command Air Test and Evaluation Squadron of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com When Mark R. Amspacher was in eighth grade, he announced to his father that he was going to become a fighter pilot, and that he would be going to …

Lower Dauphin graduate serving on nuclear-powered submarine

SANTA RITA, Guam — A 1997 Lower Dauphin High School graduate and Hummelstown native is serving with the U.S. Navy assigned to a forward-deployed submarine squadron overseeing some of the …

Watch speeding in work zones: cameras will take your photo and you will get ticket via mail

Starting this month, automated systems will be deployed to catch people speeding in highway work zones throughout Pennsylvania, officials with the state Department of Transportation and the …

Man charged with kicking State Police officer

A Londonderry Township man was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly kicked a State Police officer in the knee while being arrested during an incident in the 2300 block of Colebrook Road …
Editorials

Don’t forget to vote Tuesday, because local offices impact your life greatly: Editorial

We already seem to be well in to the 2020 presidential election, but we don’t want you to forget that we have a very important election coming up on Tuesday. No, we won’t vote on a …
Columnists

Great job to the ‘other sports,’ and to Kaylor: Editorial

Football is a very popular sport for the Middletown Area School District, and rightfully so. Football is a popular sport across the United States. The NFL has risen to the top of all the …

Trip to three European capitals turns into Montezuma’s Revenge: Ed O'Connor

After finding an excellent price through a Chisinau travel agency, we booked a five-day bus junket to three European capitals: Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; and Bratislava, Slovakia. The one …

‘Made in Pennsylvania’ is an international enterprise benefitting the state: Nancy McLernon

Alongside traffic and coffee, news radio is a staple of my commute. As I flip through the stations, I’ll sometimes hear a pundit lament that “Nothing is made in America …
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